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Eve-teasing: When a NO means a NO!
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Eve-teasing: When a NO means a NO!

The Pune techie didn't escape strangulation. But she was a brave woman. She fought back. She said NO. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The awful murder of Pune Infosys IT professional, Rasila Raju by the office security guard, for unwanted attention ie eve-teasing, is another tragedy in a long list of similar calamities. The victim was brave enough to stand up for herself before she was strangled. Indeed she inspires the women of our country to fight back and say NO! Could the Pune ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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Facts be damned!

'Politicians have always dealt in lies and propaganda.''But the scale of the propaganda and the impunity with which it is being unleashed now is stunning,' says Shuma Raha.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When Winston Churchill wrote the six-volume History of the Second World War, published between 1948 and 1954, he was probably playing out a saying which is often attributed to him -- 'History is written by the victors.' He got the Nobel Prize in literature for that work. And for many ...
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Is BJP fine-tuning its line on nationalism?

'Since the general election is only two years away, the BJP will need a surefire plan of action -- and it cannot be either the Ram temple or ultra-nationalism,' says Amulya Ganguli.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh There is no time better than the present to instill a sense of nationalism in the country, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said in the Supreme Court. The learned counsel for the government did not explain why it has suddenly become so important in the 70th year of Independence to arouse the ...
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Donald in the House: What Indians must know

'It behoves us in India to watch how the US is pushing back.''It's a lesson in rising to the defence of Constitutional values when the administration won't,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com So the USA did actually go there -- The Donald is in The House. He's scaling back the Affordable Care Act. He has pissed off the CIA. He's planning to start building the wall in a month. He's into bringing back torture. And, true to his female-rating, daughter-checking-out self, he ...
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China's big bucks luring soccer's talent

Carlos Tevez will be paid £615,000 a week at Shanghai Shenhua, making him the world's best paid footballer -- his salary is now more than Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's!China is offering money world football has never seen, report Dhruv Munjal and Shakya Mitra.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com With great power comes the instinct to hoard. China loves to claim ownership of land masses in foreign countries, international water bodies, and, perhaps a little more deservingly, to a ...
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BSP or SP: Who will UP's Muslims vote for?

Muslims constitute 20% of UP's electorate.Currently, Muslim voters are divided between Akhilesh's SP and Mayawati's BSP.What will tilt the balance?Can Muslims back the winning party?Mohammad Sajjad explains the mysteries of UP's Muslim politics. IMAGE: A group of Muslims in Hashimpura offer prayers.In the centre is Mohammed Naeem, one of the survivors from the 1987 massacre.Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Indian elections are more about the equations of social engineering. Hence in ...
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Budget may skip the big-bang route

Major focus will be on adequately funding existing schemes to ensure their timely completion before the next general elections. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Budget 2017 is expected to focus majorly on recasting and re-orienting existing flagship programmes of the Narendra Modi government with added funds to ensure their completion before the next general elections and to make sure that benefits of schemes reach the last mile. Officials said the rural development sector in particular ...
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Budget may give FPIs relief from tax on indirect transfers

Indirect transfer provisions were introduced in 2012 to handle the taxation of transactions wherein share transfers happened abroad, although the underlying assets were Indian.   It appears the coming Union Budget might give relief to foreign portfolio investors from taxation on indirect transfers.   Sources aver the so-called category-I and -II FPIs would be kept out of the provisions. The latter could be made applicable only in those cases where the transfers have amounted to a ...
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The great Indian railways and a little app

RailYatri offers a host of travel-related services to a 4.5 million user base. Shine Jacob finds out what's next for the app. IMAGE: By the end of the next financial year, the RailYatri app expects to surpass the IRCTC site, which receives 12.5 million hits monthly. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Thalaivaa (Rajnikanth), Dabang (Salman Khan) and Virat (Virat Kohli) have nothing to do with Indian Railways. However, cut-outs of these three legends and a snooker table are what greet ...
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Master Diplomat, Malgudi Maestro, Mysore

R K Narayan's house has been preserved as a simple museum with his memorabilia, thanks to the imagination of a commissioner of Mysore, who stopped its sale by the author's successors to a property developer and purchased it for the government.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on an interesting day spent in Mysore.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   A quick visit to Mysore was on the cards for me ever since I heard the disturbing news that my senior and highly respected colleague, Ambassador A ...
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